HC Deb 01 April 1981 vol 2 cc133-4W
Mr. Bradley

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the subjects discussed at the meeting of the EEC Transport Council of Ministers on 26 March; and what specific action he intends to take on the conclusions reached on each topic.

Mr. Fowler

[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1931, c. 43]: The Council adopted a resolution identifying the main areas of transport policy in which it would attempt to make progress, and taking note of a relevant priority programme prepared by the Commission. It also invited the Commission to produce a report and proposals on frontier delays. The United Kingdom will contribute fully to work arising.

No progress was made on transport infrastructure support, or on railways policy; and a proposed increase in the Community's multilateral road haulage quota was not agreed. I was disappointed about this lack of progress and the Government will continue to work for constructive solutions to all these problems.